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Cooking Lessons In Vamos

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Address: Vamos, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
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+30 2825 022190

If you are interested in Cretan cuisine, Greek food, or you are just crazy...

If you are interested in Cretan cuisine, Greek food, or you are just crazy about cooking, we invite you to join our traditional cooking lessons.You cook, taste and enjoy local recipes and prepare delicious dishes with the guidance and assistance of our professional cook Mrs. Koula.All dishes are made of genuine, pure Cretan products such as olive oil, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine, etc. and of course all the ingredients are fresh and local. Combine your visit to Crete with a journey through the Cretan Cuisine!

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The magic of cooking the Mediterranean Diet is all in this amazing one day class!

Koula Barydakis is not only a well known cookbook author and Greek chef, but she is also an incredible teacher. The day begins with an intro to the diet of Crete and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Koula Barydakis is not only a well known cookbook author and Greek chef, but she is also an incredible teacher. The day begins with an intro to the diet of Crete and the Mediterranean (including the delicious wild picked herbs). Then the cooking begins. My wife and I helped as we learned how to make zucchini fritters, lamb with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Mrs Koula is very good with her teaching techniques and english is excellent from living in Canada for close to 20 years. She selected an excellent menu, but there was a lot of food for just four of us students. Didn't apply to us but she can do vegetarian meals, if required. Our menu had lamb with beans in tomato... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Listen, I'm not really into cooking. I'm pretty much salad and dessert girl. But my two friends were and I'm glad we did this. The location is so beautiful, especially as the night progresses and Chef Koula Barydakis is an amazing woman with a wonderful life story. We were also blessed that we shared the lesson with a wonderful extended... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

These cooking lessons looked fabulous on TripAdvisor and I really wanted to go there but after several phone calls, even messages without reply I decided to drive there - Vamos is a lovely little town up in the mountains - and see what was available. The reception at the ´Tourist Office' was far from friendly, even very rude, first time... More 

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We would like to thank dorinegevel for taking the time to write a review. There was only ONE phone call and ONE voice message in our answering machine at 09:04 on that Monday morning. Our office opens at 10:00 and from that hour until mrs dorinegevel came by the office (at around 11:00) the reception was very busy with checking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Often when traveling we try to take a cooking class. It’s a great experience and a souvenir that broadens your recipe repertoire back home while reminding your of your holiday every time you cook what you learnt. Crete, as a major tourist destination that is also especially renowned for excellent food has plenty of cooking class options. From the truck-load... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a wonderful time in the cooking class. In fact, it was our favorite part of the trip to Greece. The food was spectacular and the experience in cooking with a native Cretan was priceless. If we come back to Crete, this would definitely be on our list again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a lovely experience we had. Koula is warm, efficient and calm and manages to get everyone to participate. The location was charming and felt authentic and the food was delicious. I have been making the recipes ever since I got back. Highly recommend this lovely lady.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My wife and I did the private lesson starting at 10am. We rented a car and drove to the traditional village. We were greeted by the very friendly lady who worked in the tourist office. After a short walk around the village, we headed over to the cooking area. Since we were on our honeymoon, Koula planned a menu of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Was an excellent afternoon and evening spent in an amazing setting learning about Cretan food, the different herbs available on the island, and also the way Koula made everyone work together to create the food, explaining everything along the way and the ingredients were so fresh. Ended with us feasting on the delicious Cretanfood we had cooked. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Koula hosted an amazing experience in Vamos! The class started with a lesson about Cretan food, ingredients, and herbs/spices. We then moved to the kitchen and learned how to skillfully prepare some incredible meals. Each dish was very different than the usually Greek street food which really provided a taste of the true Cretan culture. As soon as I return... More 

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